Kmart Marketing Officer to Depart Sears

Hoffman Estates, Ill. Bill Stewart, a senior VP and chief marketing officer of Kmart, is leaving parent Sears Holdings Corp. to work on a campaign to protect gay marriage in California, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Stewart joined the company in April 2006. He was previously VP of marketing for the Levi's Dockers casual-clothing brand for five years. Stewart said he plans to be a full-time volunteer for Equality for All, a group waging a campaign to defeat a measure appearing on ballots in November to ban gay marriage in California.